Thanksgiving is approaching, and I cannot stop thinking about the brand new Legend of Zelda: a Link Between Worlds. I realize I could just go out and buy the thing right now, but my mom recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I responded slowly and surely, "You know that new Zelda game?... It has a 3DS XL version of it, and that's what I want." I feel like I trapped myself with those two sentences. I trapped myself in a time warp where I can't play this new Zelda until Christmas! I'm very grateful we came to an agreement, even though I'll be paying for half of it. It's just that wait, and I don't want to spoil the game for myself by looking up Youtube videos of the gameplay.
I'm going to diagnose myself with a mild form of video game anxiety. Does anyone else know what I'm going through here? It's like a rash that I can't itch until Christmas. I can look but I can't play. That's the kind of pickle I'm in here. So you know what I've been doing to itch that itch? I've been playing the Wind Waker for the Gamecube on Hero Mode. My main mission is to collect all the figurines in the game, which is a very tedious and frustrating thing to do because the stupid Pictobox only holds three photos! Another thing is how I have to make sure I have one photo I can take when I go into a dungeon. I also noticed when I restarted playing a week ago is that I missed some of the major big boss fights! So while all the Nintendo Wii U people are enjoying there high definition version and how they can take twelve photos, I've recessed and played Wind Waker.
I noticed that my brain and Zelda is linked. I need to fill that gap of no new Zelda by playing the old Zelda's because there just so superb and deep. All the experienced that franchise offered me were: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Oracle of Ages and Seasons, Awakening, Skyward Sword (I won't be hating), Twilight Princess, and a Link To The Past; they all have memorable moments in and of themselves that you have to experience for yourself. I believe the first Zelda I played was either Ocarina of Time on "THE" Nintendo 64 or a Link To The Past for the Gameboy Advance. It started there.
The Legend of Zelda in some aspects limits itself because it is in fact a franchise. Once I saw the video and read the review from GameInformer that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds got a 10 out of 10 I could not stop thinking about it. The reviewer said, and I quote, " I thought about this for a long time, 'How this could be improved in any way?', and I just could not think of anything. It's perfect in every way, and this is how a Zelda game should be." I love the Legend of Zelda and will definitely be getting the newest installment, but not until Christmas...